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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

Libman Education Announces CCS Prep for Coders and CDI Specialists

Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 5, 2019 – Libman Education has announced the newest sessions of its intensive Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) training for coders and CDI specialists. Taught by nationally recognized CCS expert Mary Beth York, two courses — CCS Exam Prep: CCS for Hospital Coders […]

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Libman Education releases findings of the Annual HIM Professional Census (For the Record)

Libman Education has released the findings of their recently completed HIM Professional Census. The 2019 HIM Professional Census was undertaken to capture the perspective of HIM professionals due to their pivotal role in the complex Revenue Cycle system. The survey results identify the particular challenges they face and the opportunities for realizing their significant value […]

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2019 HIM Professional Census Reveals Opportunities in Revenue Cycle

Libman Education releases findings of the Annual HIM Professional Census BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – June 14, 2019 – Libman Education has released the findings of their recently completed HIM Professional Census. The 2019 HIM Professional Census was undertaken to capture the perspective of HIM professionals due to their pivotal role in the complex Revenue Cycle system. […]

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IPPS FY20: Diagnosis Severity Designation Shifts – CC or MCC or Nothing

IPPS FY20: Diagnosis Severity Designation Shifts – CC or MCC or Nothing

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions With three years of ICD-10-CM/PCS coded data, CMS took the opportunity to complete a comprehensive study of the severity status designation with associated charge information. The result: The Inpatient Prospective Payment System FY20 Proposed Rule has many shifts between CC and MCC status. […]

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IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020 was released on April 23, 2019 and required 1,824 pages to outline the upcoming changes. The proposed rule makes sweeping changes in the designations of diagnosis severity (CC/MCC), Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related […]

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Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA The chargemaster or charge description master (CDM) is an electronic tool or file that maintains all services, supplies, and medications to be charged during a patient visit. When this tool is combined with the facility’s Revenue and Usage Report, an analyst can determine what services are utilized. There […]

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HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

by Darice Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA (Excerpted with permission: For The Record Vol. 31 No. 2 P. 30) HIM mentoring can cover a variety of functional areas. Each functional area within the HIM department requires specialized skills. For professionals to work at their utmost performance capacity—both in terms of productivity and quality measures—it takes someone […]

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Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

by Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC I’m working with two different cardiovascular group practices right now – and they both have an incorrect understanding of coding diagnostic caths with an intervention. One practice ALWAYS codes the diagnostic with the intervention, and the other practice NEVER does. […]

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

by Barry Matthews, Vice President, Health Information Management, HCTec Saint Francis Health System is a successful and growing integrated delivery network, serving as Tulsa’s largest private employer. In the transition to value-based care, Saint Francis, like many other organizations, was ready to overhaul its outpatient CDI program to improve quality, reduce denials, and ensure accurate […]

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Libman Education Partners with Cengage Learning to Provide Medical Coding Foundational Skills

Courses equip coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 15, 2019 – Libman Education has partnered with Cengage Learning to provide medical coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career. The courses provide foundational knowledge in four key areas: anatomy and physiology, […]

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Announcing the Release of Long Term Acute Care Coding for 2019

Online, self-paced instruction on the complexity of LTAC coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 6, 2019 – Long Term Acute Care Coding, now fully updated for 2019, provides a clear and straightforward approach to ICD-10 coding of diagnoses and procedures for conditions commonly seen in the LTAC hospital setting. Authored by the coding professionals at Barry […]

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What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA What is the mid-revenue cycle? The middle of the revenue cycle consists of four key components: clinical documentation, case management, charge processing including the charge description master, and coding. Clinical documentation is capturing the accurate picture of the patient’s presentation and care to the healthcare organization whether it […]

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